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Episode 1257 (31st January 1973)

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Episode 1257
Episode1257
Production code P694/257
ITV transmission date 31st January 1973 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Tony Perrin
Harry Driver
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Ed Buziak
Director Nick Burrell-Davis
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Producer Eric Prytherch
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PlotEdit

Albert gets grumpy when Ken refuses to do the decorating and starts scraping off the old paper himself. Hilda boasts about Stan's decorating prowess. Annie frets about how Lucille is getting on and exactly where her bedsit is. Billy tells her that Lucille is capable of looking after herself. Lucille rings Elsie to order some discount bedding from the warehouse and is shocked at the expense.Albert is called away to help at the Community Centre. Emily tells Ena that Minnie has found the letter. Lucille tries to make improvements to her bedsit with a poster on the wall and painting a chest of drawers purple but George Scully objects. Ena explains the letter was written after a argument between Minnie and Armistead on a trip to Marple Lakes in 1919 and persuades Minnie that there was nothing in her friendship with him as Ena just provided a shoulder to cry on that day. Ena later admits to Emily that Armistead's intentions were far more serious than she let on to Minnie. Emily promises to keep the secret. Billy, Ken, Alan, Jerry and Len play poker at the Rovers. Ken wins but instead of taking their money they agree to decorate for him. Lucille feels lonely and depressed in her flat.

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NotesEdit

  • TV Times synopsis: An "Indiscretion" explained.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,350,000 homes (6th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Hilda Ogden (about Stan Ogden): "Very good at decorating, mind. I choose - he puts up."
Albert Tatlock: "And how he puts up, I do not know."

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